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DIY Kids Calendar #LittleCuteLips

Hey Cuties,

We are coming off a viciously hot weekend in the DMV area; temps in the high 90’s feeling like 115. The kids and I kept cool at the pool on Saturday and on Sunday My Girl aka LittleCuteLips worked on a fun project for her.  She knows her days of the week but she doesn’t have a concept of time. If I tell her something is happening in two weeks she asks me how long that is every single day.   If I tell her two weeks is fourteen days, that doesn’t make things any clearer.  Although she knows her days of the week she has to sing the song to remember the correct order sometimes.

I thought a DIY Kids Calendar would be the answer.  I’m a visual a learner so I figured it would probably work for her as well. So I went out and picked up a few materials.

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Supplies

Supplies:  Dry Erase Board, Washi Tape, Magnets, Glue, Stickers and other embellishments.

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Dry Erase Board

I scooped up this Dry Erase board from Hobby Lobby. The sticker on the outside said $9.99 + 30% off = $6.99. It is 14 x 14 and that is the perfect size for my daughter’s wall. I plan to add a cork board next to it. You know I believe in putting my name on everything so I put her name on the bottom with stickers I already owned.

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Making of magnets

I searched for months and days of the week but I couldn’t find any.  So I decided to make up my own using materials I already owned.  I pulled out seven pieces of card stock in different colors. I use stickers to abbreviate the days of the week. I did the same with the months of the year using one sheet of white card stock. In the picture I was four months short because I ran out of the letter B.  I ran to Michael’s and picked up another pack of stickers, it cost $5.49 + 40% off = $3.29

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Month Magnets & Days of the week Magnet

With my extra letter B’s, I finished off my months, then I cut them out.

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Magnets

I picked up two types of magnets from Hobby Lobby.  I got a roll of magnets so that I could cut them to the length I needed. I also got a pack of some cubed magnets. They are thicker than the strip of magnets.

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Date Stickers

I got these stickers form Michael’s, they were $6.99. They come with a lot of sheets however that price is all kinds of disrespectful. I purchased them because they were on sale for 40% off. They were exactly what I needed and I didn’t see any others in this size.

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Date Magnets

The calendar didn’t look fun after it was done so I went back and created these date magnets. I some the same formula as above. Stickers + card stock + magnets = cute and colorful. I used the same colors as the days of the week because coordination.

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Daily Marker

I let my girl pick her daily marker and she chose this cute little girl. When she gets up in the morning she will move her marker to the next day.

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Special Markers

This is a sampling of some of the markers I created for LittleCuteLips. We will use the Band-Aids for doctor’s appointments. The camera for picture day. The yellow vehicles for field trips.

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Washi Tape Inspiration

The fun thing about washi tape is that you can use it for whatever you want. In this case I’m using it as inspiration.

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Inspiration

Make today amazing!

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Finished Product

I love the way it turned out. My daughter loves moving her daily marker each day. It was a great project to work on together.

This calendar is now hanging in LittleCuteLips room; we have a household calendar that I also keep in the kitchen. Babe & I manage all that we have going on with Google calendar. I’ve got organization on top of organization going on in this piece.

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How do you keep your little one organized with their activities? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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Join the discussion

  1. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    Now this is truly adorable! My daughter is six and can read a calendar now, but I’ll have to keep this idea in mind for my one year old son!

  2. Alli Smith

    This is over-the-top cute and I love how you explained it all. My youngest grandson doesn’t understand the concept of time, either, so this would be perfect to make for his room. I’m sure his mom will thank me.

  3. Marsha

    That is a really great idea to help kids learn the concept of time (days)! My youngest son would benefit from this!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Marsha, you know our kids will ask about something every single day if we let them. My hope is the calendar will calm some of that.

  4. amanda -runtothefinish

    I love people who are so creative, but mostly I want to pay you to do it because I”m not that patient haha!!

  5. Jeanette

    With school starting up this is a great idea! We have so we can is going on during the school year I forget most of them.

  6. Joanna

    This is super cute! We used to make a calendar for chores at my house. It was very short lived. lol

  7. lisa

    What a great idea! We have a dry erase calendar for us in the house, but now I want to add all the fun little extras like you made!

  8. Lisa Jones

    This Is Adorable I Love It And The Kids Can Help Too It Will Be Fun I Bet I Can’t Wait Thank You!!

  9. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    What a fun project. My daughters watch me update and keep a schedule in my own calendar. I think they’d love to make a calendar of their own, too! Thanks for sharing this.

  10. Pam

    This is such a great idea. I always had to have a visual calendar for the kids so we would know what was going on each day. This one is really cute.

  11. Michele d

    Wow! This Diy calendar would be amazing for my schedule with her hectic schedule. Looks easy enough to make too.

  12. Dee

    Now this it just too cute! I love that its a teaching calendar and yet its showing how to keep a schedule of things to do.

  13. Liz Mays

    Oh this turned out so well! Great use of all of those stickers. This will be perfect for the school year activities.

  14. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    This would be a fun family project. It would make for a great way for kids to learn about scheduling and blocks of time.

  15. Britney

    This is too cute! What a great idea! My daughter would love to help me make a calendar like this.

  16. Sarah

    What an easy way to make a DIY Kids calendar, I bet this makes scheduling and routine a bit easier in the house. I love the color combinations too!

  17. Kirstin N. Fuller (the travelin diva)

    I love it…You come up with the cutest and best DIY’s! You’re my DIY idol (LOL). Now I’m going to be making an adult version. It’s just adorable and I want my own little ‘Travelin Diva’ marker!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Kirstin, I try to make it fun for the kids. I probably get into them a bit more. An adult version would be really cute.

  18. Tiffani G

    This is so cute! We got a Dr. Suess calendar from the dollar spot at Target, but this is way more adorable. I love the little magnets!

  19. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Great idea! I love that the calendar include little notes to reassure your love. I am letting my daughter in on this. She can make one for her daughter who is the same age as yours.

  20. CourtneyLynne

    Omg what a cute calendar!!! I need to make one of these. With a school right around the corner a calender is a must!

  21. Kiwi

    Mimi this is too creative. I want to do this for myself. I am about to hit up Hobby Lobby and Michaels and buy a much of these little markers they are so cute.

  22. Robin Rue

    My kids would love to do something like this. It is so unique and they can truly make it their own.

  23. Farrah Less

    You are so creative I’m smiling every photo. How did you get those cute miniature? I have to start collecting one to at least for my future kids. I’m bookmarking this post keep it up!

  24. Alyssa C

    I am seriously loving this idea! I can’t wait to do this with my daughters! Thank you for sharing.

  25. Kendall

    This is an adorable idea! I love getting organized and I think getting kids to love to be organized from a young age too is so important. Great DIY!

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